ALMA's 2012 Spring Sports Raffle
‘Final Inning’ Reception - July 17, 2012
It was another homerun for ALMA as its 2012 Spring Sports Raffle campaign successfully raised much needed funds for ALMA’s public programs and exhibits.
The annual campaign culminated on July 17, with Boston Bruins announcer on NESN Jack Edwards drawing the winning tickets during the special ‘Final Inning’ reception hosted by ALMA.
For three months, ALMA supporters, trustees and sports fans generously stepped up to the plate to purchase raffle tickets for their chance to win 10 incredible sports packages graciously donated by ALMA Trustees. A few of the raffle’s participants attended the ‘Final Inning’ reception to hear first-hand who the lucky winners would be. The Gallery surged with excitement as guests mingled while enjoying ballpark hotdogs, sausages, pizzas, popcorn and frosty beverages – all the staple stadium foods.
With anticipation mounting, Jack Edwards finally drew the winning tickets and ALMA Trustee Bob Khederian announced this year’s lucky participants before the two hour-long celebration came to an end.
Boston Bruins announcer on NESN Jack Edwards drawing the winning tickets during the final inning reception and ALMA Trustee Bob Khederian.
The 2012 Spring Sports Raffle winners are:
Fenway Park Luxury Box (Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays, Sept. 8, 2012)
Sharon Murphy, Watertown, MA
Gillette Luxury Box Seats (New England Patriots vs. TBA)
Gregory Adamian, Medford, MA
Fenway Park Field Box Seats (Red Sox vs. New York Yankees, Sept. 12, 2012)
Samantha Oldham, Arlington, MA
TD Garden Lodge Seats (Boston Bruins vs. TBA)
Joan Quinn, Beverly Hills, CA
TD Garden Courtside Seats (Boston Celtics vs. TBA)
John Zedros, Belmont, MA
Fenway Park Box Seats (Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels, Aug. 21, 2012)
Richard Whiteley, Boston, MA
TD Garden Lodge Seats (Celtics vs. TBA)
Haig Deranian, Belmont, MA
TD Garden Lodge Seats (Bruins vs. TBA)
Randy Luongo, Westwood, MA
Fenway Park Box Seats (Boston Red Sox vs. KC, Aug, 27, 2012)
Paul Pogharian, Watertown, MA
Fenway Park Box Seats (Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers, Aug. 8, 2012)
Gregory Soghikian, Bedford, NH
In addition to the general drawing, buyers of 5 tickets for $300 (or more) were entered into a special drawing to win 2 Bruins tickets and a visit with announcer Jack Edwards in the NESN booths between periods.
The winners are John and Joyce Davagian, Concord, MA
ALMA’s Raffle Committee, as well as the entire Board, wishes to extend their gratitude to everyone who generously supported ALMA’s 2012 Sports Raffle! The success of this fundraising campaign, especially during challenging times for non-profit organizations, will allow ALMA to move forward with its commitment to provide educational exhibits and programs, to preserve and display Armenian artifacts, and to continue to share the story of Armenia’s rich history and culture.
From left to right: ALMA Trustees Arakel Almasian, Ed Keljik, Jae Erdekian, Hapet Berberian, Bruce Bagdasarian, Boston Bruins announcer Jack Edwards, Michele Kolligian, Joy Renjilian-Burgy, Event Chairman Dan Dorian, ALMA Chairman Haig Der Manuelian, Haig Deranian, Robert Megerdichian, Lucy Der Manuelian, Bob Khederian.